The Vetting Trap

To find suitable, verifiably moderate recipients for U.S. assistance in Syria, stop looking for guarantees that do not exist in a war zone.

The Vetting Trap The Vetting Trap

The Failure of Norwegian “Take on Me” Diplomacy in North Korea

People-to-people campaigns are bound to fail in any attempt to influence the policies of Pyongyang. Actual financial pressure is needed to motivate DPRK leadership away from their intransigent position of influence.

The Failure of Norwegian “Take on Me” Diplomacy in North Korea The Failure of Norwegian “Take on Me” Diplomacy in North Korea

Re-imagining Security for the Internet of Everything

What is the meaning of trust in the digital world? The benefits of cloud computing and online collaboration seem limitless, but online our finely tuned instincts for trust, perfected for the physical world, are useless.

Re-imagining Security for the Internet of Everything Re-imagining Security for the Internet of Everything

Volume 38:2 of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Now Available

The editorial staff of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs is pleased to bring you our latest issue, Summer Volume 38:2. The Summer 2014 volume is the first edition of The Fletcher Forum with all-female authorship, and is meant to highlight and celebrate women who have risen to important roles in the international community.

Volume 38:2 of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Now Available Volume 38:2 of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Now Available

2014 Global Risk Forum: An Introduction by Dean James Stavridis

Dean of The Fletcher School, James G. Stavridis, introduces the 2014 Global Risk Forum, identifying the top five risks to global stability in the year ahead.

2014 Global Risk Forum: An Introduction by Dean James Stavridis 2014 Global Risk Forum: An Introduction by Dean James Stavridis

The President’s Mixed Messages

June 4, 2014 by Ameya Naik
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The persistence of policy responses from the War on Terror era undermines the foreign policy message President Obama has said he wants to send.

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Burkina Faso and the West: Turning Rhetoric into Action

May 25, 2014 by Bernard Zongo
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Billions of dollars of foreign aid to Burkina Faso for promoting democracy and good governance has not produced the desired effect.

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Tokyo’s TPP Turning Point?

April 29, 2014 by Taylor M. Wettach
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A confluence of international, bilateral, and domestic conditions has made Japan’s chances with the Trans-Pacific Partnership better than widely thought.

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Exile without End? The Struggle to Belong in Africa’s Great Lakes Region

April 26, 2014 by Lucy Hovil
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A political rather than a humanitarian solution is needed in the Great Lakes region of Africa, where refugees live in a protracted state of exile, unable to return home or to acquire citizenship in their host countries.

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Why Anti-Corruption Will Fail in the Czech Republic

April 18, 2014 by Steven Gawthorpe
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Despite promising rhetoric, it is unlikely the Czech Republic will engage in any comprehensive anti-corruption reform.

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Hard Data and Smart Power: the Future of U.S. Assistance to Afghanistan

April 14, 2014 by Mike Hartnett
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As the target date for U.S. military withdrawal in Afghanistan approaches, the United States risks a precipitous loss of influence in the region without a viable plan to transition from a military-heavy strategy towards one more focused on effective development assistance and smart power.

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